[Beowulf] sgi and linux networks

Joe Landman landman at scalableinformatics.com
Fri Feb 15 09:23:45 EST 2008



Robert Latham wrote:
> http://www.prnewswire.com/cgi-bin/stories.pl?ACCT=104&STORY=/www/story/02-14-2008/0004756539&EDATE=
> 
> 
> For SGI's sake I hope this works out better than the Cray purchase.

I remember driving in to work (at SGI) the morning it was announced.  My 
first reaction was "why"?

The Cray purchase drove the company to distraction.  This was a bad time 
to be driven to distraction.

LNXI is much smaller than Cray was at the time.  I don't think there are 
that many cultural differences ... a number of ex-SGIers were over at LNXI.

This is less of a "merger" and more of an acquisition of assets, and 
hiring of some people.

One less good HPC company in the world.

> 
> ==rob
> 

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